Latest Alcohol poisoning News

Child dies after drinking whiskey; grandmother, mom jailed

Apr. 22, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 4-year-old girl is dead after her grandmother allegedly forced her to drink a bottle of whiskey while her mother watched, Baton Rouge Police said. Sgt. L’Jean McKneely, a police spokesperson, told news outlets the little girl's grandmother, Roxanne...

Sheriff: Baby dies of alcohol poisoning, parents arrested

Apr. 19, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

DALLAS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia mother and father have been arrested on murder charges in the death of their 4-week-old baby by alcohol poisoning, authorities said Tuesday. Sydnei Dunn, 24, and Marquis Colvin, 25, were arrested last Thursday — the day the child died — by the...

Inslee signs law intended to reduce hazing incidents

Mar. 31, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — After Washington State University freshman Sam Martinez died from alcohol poisoning after a fraternity event in 2019, his parents became determined to prevent similar tragedies. One of Jolayne Houtz’s and Hector Martinez’s many goals was met Wednesday when...

Fraternity pledge's death a year ago spurs changes in hazing

Mar. 07, 2022 14:56 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — During the year since a fraternity pledge died from alcohol poisoning, Bowling Green State University has hired a hazing prevention coordinator and made it easier for students to tell the school about hazing, resulting in more reports. Seven fraternity members...